UPDATE, OCTOBER 5
Thanks to everyone who made Penland’s first giving day a great success. We received 309 donations (exceeding our goal of 250), and together we raised $29,165 in support of Penland’s scholarships, studios, and other programs. Gifts started at $1 and went up from there, and we are grateful for every one of them. Thanks so much to everyone who donated, posted pictures and stories, were part of our on-campus photo booth, liked and shared our posts, or cheered us along. And we were so touched by the many little stories posted by friends of the school. You can see them all at #WeMakePenland.
Today, together –
#WeMakePenland a center for growth, creativity, and community.
On October 4, our first ever Giving Day, we’re bringing our community together to strengthen Penland’s programs, facilities, staff, scholarships, and more. We have until midnight tonight to reach 250 donors in 24 hours, and we need your help!
Here’s what you can do:
- Make a gift – any amount counts! Donate here.
- Share our campaign stories on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter or via text and email. Get your friends and family involved!
- Post your own stories from Penland. Use the hashtag #WeMakePenland and include the link to the campaign: bit.ly/WeMakePenland.
- Create a matching gift or challenge on the campaign page. Your generosity motivates others. Even a $25 challenge can be a big inspiration!
- Become an advocate to amplify your impact. Creating an account on GiveCampus allows you to see how many clicks, gifts, and dollars your outreach has generated.
We chose #WeMakePenland as the theme of our campaign because Penland really is a community effort. Thank you for helping us make this day a success, and thank you for making the Penland experience richer for everyone. We couldn’t have Penland without people like you.